Support » Plugin: Custom Post Type UI » FR: Save CPTs to JSON for better dev practices

  • Resolved Elliot Taylor

    (@raisonon)


    Feature Request:

    Save all CPTs as a local JSON object that can be read and used to update other databases. This would be helpful for developers developing in different environments with isolated databases.

    Example: Currently with Advanced Custom Fields if I create a folder called acf-json in my theme then any custom fields are saved as a json file. When I think push my files to a different environment then ACF detects the JSON file and updates the fields.

    As CPT UI already produces the PHP Code for export/placing in the theme, perhaps this could be amended to allow this kind of local JSON storage as per above?

    Happy to expand more and here is a reference for how ACF manage this process:

    https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/local-json/

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    The BenchPresser

    Here you go:

    https://docs.pluginize.com/article/84-save-cptui-settings-data-to-file

    Not an often requested feature, but it got brought up a couple years back and I liked the sound of the challenge of sorts.

    Thread Starter Elliot Taylor

    (@raisonon)

    Amazing Michael! Will use this. Would be great to add to the plugin core and then enable this feature if /cptui-json/ folder detected.

    Understand not wanting to bulk the plugin, but nice for us dev’s who use this process for ACF already.

    Cheers!

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    The BenchPresser

    Not necessarily a frequent enough request to warrant adding to core, however I also added some WP-CLI support and I don’t know how much that will actually get used either, so I won’t outright say no right now đŸ˜€

    I could also see myself turning it into its own standalone extension instead of just being a quick tutorial.

    Oh, the options!

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